For more than 60 years, Jane Goodall worked tirelessly to protect the environment, focusing on research on chimpanzees. Now, her conservation efforts have been captured in three new photos, a self-portrait and two others showing the remarkable lives of the animals she dedicated her life to saving. .
Taken by attaching the camera to a tree branch, Goodall’s self-portrait captures a quiet moment with the primate peering across the valley at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.
“I think it was taken in 1962. I was up alone, very high in the hills and I thought what a great photograph this would make,” she said. Important impact, a women-led nonprofit that provides financial support to community-driven organizations that protect the environment. “I had to find a place with a tree just enough to balance the camera. I had to set up a tripod and fiddle around with it until I got a tripod and my fantasy was framed just right. It was in the pre-digital days so I had to wait a long time before I got the results from National Geographic. I was pretty proud of myself. I love that picture”.
Signed prints of the images are available as part of Vital Impacts’ limited-time sale, featuring 100 environmentalists and photographers. Paul Nicklen, James Balog, Cristina Mittermeier, Nick Brandt, Chris Burkard, Jimmy Chin, Tamara Dean, David Doubilet, Beverly Joubert, Keith Ladzinski, Jim Naughten, Maggie Steber, Joel Sartore, Tim Flach, Carol Guzy, Matthieu Paley, Xavi Bou , Beth Moon, Ami Vitale, Stephen Wilkes, and Reuben Wu is one of the featured artists.
Proceeds from the sale will support the Big Life Foundation, the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program, the Great Plains Foundation’s Project Ranger, and SeaLegacy.
Below, check out some of the photos available for purchase through December 31.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/12/never-before-seen-images-from-jane-goodall-capture-intimate-moments-in-the-wild New images from Jane Goodall capture intimate moments in the wild